Wine has a special way of bringing people together and that’s definitely recognized. Around the world celebrations are held in honor of sparkling rosé’s, deep reds, and silky whites. Erupting in streets across the world, wine festivals have grown to become some of the most sought after events of the year - and sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming. To make it a bit easier to get your wine fix, we have decided to name drop some of the most interesting, anticipated, and delectable wine festivals that you can expect this year - just in time for festival season!
Vintage Wine Festival
Ringing in their 40th annual festival, Vintage Wine Festival claims to be one of the greatest wine festivals to ever exist. Taking place in London, the festival offers a global selection of wine that competes well with local varieties. Beyond your average wine festival, Vintage Wine now offers a traveling theatre, wine walks, a market, and of course, a party - to name a few of their draws. All taking place on the second weekend of May.
Niagara Icewine Festival
Modest beginnings to bold happenings, Canada has stepped up its wine game growing from just 70 vineyards to nearly 2000 nationally. Among the impressive lot exists an entire community that has been built on the practises of fine wine. Happening in the heart of summer, mid-june holds the Niagara Icewine Festival. A full-bodied party with a Canadian spirit, the festival kicks off with a good old-fashioned tailgate party and ends with a countdown already in place for the next festival.
For more information check out this link: http://www.niagarawinefestival.com/
The World’s Biggest Pinot Noir Festival! Spanning out across 6 different countries and 13 different cities, Pinot Palooza can experienced from Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong or USA. This touring festival comes packed with world eats, live entertainment, historic locations and world debuting wines. Tickets go on sale May first and sell out fast!
Get your tickets and learn even more about this festival here: https://www.pinotpalooza.com.au/
Festival of Wine
The UK’s traveling wine festival takes place in Glasgow, London, and Edinburgh. If you’re looking for a classy wine festival, check out Festival of Wine. Dinners and tastings take place in grand hotels and castles. A truly royal experience as far as wine festivals go. Each location is held up with over 300 different wines to select from and gourmet meals to match. Tickets are currently on sale for the annual event.
More information can be found here: https://festival-of-wine.com/
Bordeaux Wine Festival
Imagine Disney World, but for adults and with boats full of wine. Literally, the Bordeaux Wine Festival in France lines up celebrations on the boardwalk - including stellar discos and decadent mingling on docked ships floating the Atlantic. This four day event comes packed with live events, thousands of guests, and fireworks. All in celebration for the July grape harvest that made Bordeaux one of the original and most famous wine trading ports in history.
Learn more: https://www.bordeaux-wine-festival.com/
International Pinot Noir Celebration
Bringing July to a close is the annual Pinot Noir Celebration in Portland, Oregon - the heart of wine country. Running for over three decades, this weekend affair is regarded as “one of the worlds finest wine events.” Complemented by vineyards, farm fresh foods, and closed with a Sparkling Brunch finale, this is a weekend getaway that we all deserve.
Treat yourself and learn a little bit more: https://ipnc.org/
Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
Alright, now this one really does happen in the most magical place on earth. Disney World Resorts hosts their Spectacular Celebration of Global Cuisines, Music and… you guessed it. Spanning out from the end of August until mid November, Epcot is a rich celebration that brings together some of the worlds greatest pleasures. Including wine from everywhere imaginable. The festival really thought of everything, including wine themed dances, soirees, and pairing dinners. Bring the family out to Disney’s Resort and take home a little taste of something truly magical.
Vienna Wine Hike
When in doubt, Hike It Out! This wine tour in unlike any other on our list. It’s made for the outdoor adventurer who enjoys their wine with a view. The Vienna Wine Hike happens every year at the end of September. Three different trails through Kahlenberg, Bisamberg, and Mauer are offered to nature loves who wish to enjoy the easy going, laid back trek through winding Italian vineyards. Walk at a pace to smell the roses, and relax often with tasters and a beautiful view of the city from the vineyards that Italians trust most.
South Africa’s massive wine and lifestyle festival, Soweto Festival is one of the most anticipated events of the year! Vendors from around Africa’s western region come together to lock in their locations at the festival, setting up for a three day celebration of wine, food, music, and culture. There really isn’t a better way to experience the joys and pride of South Africa than with over 5000 annual attendees at Soweto in September.
Learn more: http://www.sowetowinefestival.co.za/
A party unlike any other, Sulafest in India is one of the largest live music and wine parties on the planet. Ringing in over a decade of experience, this wine festival is for the rave hearted. Hosted in the center of one of India’s most lush vineyards, guests can travel through grape mazes as life music and wine fill their need to explore. Sulafests stage has been graced by talent from around the world, including the strange, uncanny, and fantastic, bringing a multicultural experience to the wine-centric celebration. This wine festival is an absolute must.
Learn more: https://www.sulafest.com/index.html
Festival season is year round when it comes to wine and these wine festivals have been hand-picked as some of the most exciting events of the year. If you’re eager to spend more time living the wine life, check out our wine inspired fragrances and t-shirts for your excursion! https://www.fragrancesofwine.com/collections/all